Marie's work explores spaces, the intimacies of her life - the emotiional connectoion to those closest to her.
She uses drawing and photography to gather 'moments' in her life to build and inform the work.
She balances the use architectural spaces, objects and figuration as a metaphor for comfort and security, which can quickly move from security and anxiety to pleasure and pain.
Colour is a predominant element in her paintings, prints and drawings. The depiction of light and space is a vital aspect of the work.
Illusionary forms are created through layers of colour and texture showing an emotional connection.
Originally from Scotland then moved to Ireland and finally settling in England. After completing a BA (hons) in fine art painting at Wimbledon College of Art in 2006, as a mature student. I studied Art Education and completed a post-graduated with the London Arts Consortium in 2006/7.
I began a teaching career in the arts 2007 until 2021, where I decided it was the right time to focus on my art practice.
Currently, I work in my studio at home in Surrey, alongside occasional tutoring at Woldingham School in Surre, Print making workshops at Pink and Poppy Atelier and individual students.
Exhibitions and fairs
2005 – Bourne Hall Ewell Village
2006-2008 Wimbledon Art Studios
2009 – Woldingham School teachers group show.
2013 – 15 Arts fair, Donegal, and Limerick, Ireland.
2018 – Cheam market
2020 – 2022 Surrey Arts Open Studios
2021- 2022 – A Generous Space – Hastings Contemporary. Group show as part of the ASP. Just over 300 artists selected from 5,000 applicants.
2021 – Art Insania gallery Cheam Village.
2021- Artist residency at the David Lloyd Cheam.
2021 – The Holy Art Gallery – Hackney. Group Christmas show.
2022 - Pink and Poppy Atelier, Meton Abbey Mills.
2022 - Tebbs Contemporary virutal show, April-May 2022.
The schools I have worked at have given her the opportunity to work with many contemporary St. Ives artists, these include Naomi Freers, Jason Lilly, Greg Humphries and John Howard over the past 14 years.